Created 5th January 2021

The Birches is one of the North East’s most prestigious properties currently on the market. This 16,500 sq ft modern country mansion is set in mature gardens within the private setting of Tranwell Woods, with an open aspect overlooking open countryside.

This stunning modern mansion has unrivalled size, scale, quality and attention to detail.

The fortunate homeowners will not only benefit from spacious and luxurious living, but also from a range of other amenities including a full leisure suite including swimming pool, steam room and sauna, mezzanine floor bar area and separate mezzanine floor air conditioned gym, cinema room and self-contained apartment.

This beautiful property was recently the subject of an exciting ‘digital interior design’ project by recently launched design firm Rowen Homes. Alice Rowen Hall, co-founder of Rowen Homes, reviews the project.

It can sometimes be tricky to visualise a prospective home when it is empty. The Birches is an exceptional property with huge rooms and beautiful high ceilings and it was a pleasure to prepare 3D visuals for this home, to help potential buyers with design and layout ideas.

Our first step was to tour the property to get an idea of the space. Expense has certainly not been spared on this luxury build – from the skirting boards to the doors and marble bathrooms, everything is bespoke. We then took the original architect’s floorplans and built them out in our software and got to work on planning the space. With such large rooms, we felt it was important to ‘zone’ the rooms. In a property of this size, you have the luxury of integrating living areas into each bedroom. We wanted to create different visual identities in each room, whilst sticking to a modern theme. This would help to target a broad market and also give a guide on the different style routes a buyer could choose to go down. We felt it was important to bring in masculine and feminine elements in each room.

Kitchen Living Area

The property benefits from a large kitchen/living area. Open plan family areas like this are very popular in build & design and it’s important that they are functional and have a space for a range of purposes and family members. They are often a hive of activity, with doors out to the garden, and work best if they are not too formal and pristine.

For the Kitchen Living Area, we chose black and ivory as core colours.

Incorporating the wood flooring that runs throughout this area, we chose a minimalistic style, with large artwork and a fitted TV unit.

First, we designed a big squashy sofa area for the family to kick back on and a large integrated TV unit for optimal storage. The TV would be hung on a rotating bracket so it could be watched while cooking in the kitchen too. There were plenty of rooms to house a more formal dining area for entertaining, so we thought we’d keep the dining area in this room more casual. Round tables are perfect for casual social settings.

We then added a seating area that would allow residents to sit and gaze out over the garden. The perfect area for a cuppa.

Master Bedroom

For the Master Bedroom, we wanted to create a homely and comforting, cosy space. As the area was quite large we chose to zone it with rugs and create a beautiful living area with a view, which showcases the four windows perfectly. We used a palette of beige and gold for a luxurious feel.

Bedroom 2

For this room we went for a pale grey theme with a feminine, Parisian feel. We built out the wall for the TV and added a fireplace for cosiness. We want this bedroom for our ourselves – how serene does it look!

Bedroom 3

We went for a grown up, homely feel in this room, and kept the main space clear to show how large the room was. We introduced a geometric print in this room to add interest.

The Birches is for sale on a Price on Application basis. To enquire about this property or to book a viewing, please contact Bradley Hall’s Director of Estate Agency, Matt Hoy on 01670 518 518

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